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Mosh’s Monday Musings

So how do you go a week without a regulation loss and still be supremely disappointed?…. The Preds have found a way. After a 1-0-2 week, Nashville fans are starting to hit the panic button.

  • The week started well enough with a dominating 5-1 victory over Colorado in Denver. This performance is exactly what we all expected from this team all year

  • With two goals vs the Avs, Craig Smith has the early lead on Colin Wilson in the ‘who’s not going to Vegas’ running. Although Arvidsson is making a case for his name to be Included on the protection list

  • Finished the road trip 1-2-2 with a loss to Arizona in a shootout, vs a backup goalie… inexcusable

  • On the plus side, the Preds are finally done with the late games for a while. Have I mentioned that Eastern time zone sucks?… Zzzz

  • First home game back from a long road trip is always tough. But against the worst team in the NHL, you need to get two points.

  • A handful of breakaways is not something you see every game. You may not usually see that many in a week. Nashville capitalized on just one of them.

  • The team actually looks great in OT, short of scoring. Now 0-5 on shootout attempts while the opposition is 3-5.

  • Somebody change Forsberg’s stick. NO goals in 11 games to start. He leads the team in helpers, but he’s a dynamic player who is clearly lacking confidence. I get the feeling the goals will come in bunches once he breaks through

  • Speaking of scorers, Matt Irwin has tallied in three straight games… Matt…… Irwin….

  • Pekka Rinne has been a pleasant surprise. That just sounds weird, doesn’t it? Outside of the shootouts, he was rock solid this week

  •  There needs to be some concern for sure with where the Preds are in the standings. They left what should’ve been an additional two points unclaimed this past week. But back away from the ledge people
  • Three home games this week vs Ottawa, St Louis and Anaheim. I would feel much better about 4 points this week, than last. So Who wants to bet Carter Hutton plays against Nashville on Thursday? Anyone?

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